Pin-up is on the up
KENJAI’S children would rather watch television than have their mum rehearse in their lounge room.
However that did not stop the single mum, burlesque performer and cheeky Perth pin-up from becoming the first AsianAustralian to win the title of Miss Illustrated Pin-up Australia 2014.
More recently she started the Far East Collective with Melbourne pin-up model Anna Mei.
“We wanted to promote other cultures and Asian beauty in a positive light and steer away from over-sexualised stereotypes of women,” Kenjai said.
“We are trying to showcase diversity amongst different cultures.
“Overall I see the pin-up and vintage community in Australia as very welcoming and more accepting than the broader community.”
When not posing in front of the camera, Kenjai is a cabaret performer, the resident performer at Darlings Supper Club and half of Perth Burlesque duo The Sugar Twins with her partner in crime, Cinnamon Minx.
She also appeared at last month’s Wheels and Dollbaby Perth Fashion Festival show alongside her burlesque idol Dita Von Teese.